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Harold G Palmer


T/Sgt. Harold G. Palmer was the radio operator. He bailed out of the aircraft and spent the remainder of the war as a POW.
Harold Palmer was born in 1923. He was 19 when he enlisted on December 10, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. He had completed 4 years of high school, was single with no dependents, and listed Cook County, Illinois as his place of residence. His civilian occupation was recorded as "Gas and oil man", which is a clerk's error: Palmer was a machinist before he enlisted.
Harold Palmer died in 2013 at the age of 89 and is buried at St. Michael Cemetery in Wheaton, IL.


Units served with

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 700th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-100374 Suitch's Bitch

    B-24 Liberator
    In mid-December, 1943, Lt. Suitch received orders to proceed to Lincoln, Nebraska, to take possession of a newly-built B-24 Liberator bomber. The bomber assigned to Lt. Suitch's crew was built at the Consolidated plant in San Diego, California, as part...


Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 24 February 1944


Date Contributor Update
21 April 2021 15:08:54 bombardier_daughter Changes to biography and media associations

Nancy Wilson

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:04 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2562 / MACR 2562, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database